Globe Telecom recently entered an agreement with the Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC), the operator of the Light Rail Transit System-Line 1 (LRT1), to provide reliable Wi-Fi access to both passengers and employees.
The agreement makes Globe the first telco company to provide free Wi-Fi services in all 20 LRT stations and is expected to benefit around 400,000 passengers daily. This initiative is part of the telco’s commitment to address growing customer demand for constant connectivity.
According to Joel Agustin, Globe senior vice president for Program Governance, Network Technical Group Agustin, Globe will also provide fiber optic cable systems that extends the length of the entire LRT 1 and cover all LRT stations and LRMC’s depot in Pasay City. In addition, the telco provider will also enhance its wireless infrastructure by deploying cell sites in each of the LRT stations.
He further explained that the deployment of fiber optic cables and enhancement of the company’s wireless infrastructure along LRT 1 would improve mobile coverage and enhance network capacities. Once completed, this is expected to improve customer experience not only of customers riding LRT 1 but also those plying the Taft Ave. and Rizal Ave route.
“Globe will also deploy the new LTE700/1800/2600 MHz spectrum to provide adequate capacity to handle the massive mobile traffic volume at these stations,” Agustin added.
In early June, Globe also signed a similar agreement to provide free Wi-Fi connectivity in all 13 MRT stations along EDSA.